A diverse bounty of recipes by immigrant chefs from around the world.
Seventy-five immigrant chefs each contribute a favourite recipe that speaks of where they come from. In travelling the world and in settling in a new country the influence of these chefs and many others have transformed the way we eat. In these times of troubling anti-immigrant rhetoric, The Immigrant Cookbook offers a culinary celebration of the many ethnic groups that contribute to vibrant food culture. This beautifully photographed cookbook features starters, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and side dishes – some familiar favourites, some likely to be new encounters – by immigrant chefs from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Caribbean, the Middle East, Europe, and Australia. Chefs include bestselling authors such as Barbara Abdeni Massaad, author/compiler of Soup for Syria: Recipes to Celebrate Our Shared Humanity.
£1 of each copy sold goes straight to Migrant Rights Network. So far, New Internationalist has raised £2,500 for MRN’s important work.
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I love everything about this book. It is such an interesting compilation of recipes from chefs from around the world. I’ve cooked three recipes so far (the Ethiopian Doro Wat, the African Steak Dinner and the Taiwanese Pork and Chives). The recipes have all worked.
Recipes tell two stories: the story of how to make a meal and the story of the people who have made it over time. Recipes, like people, come from somewhere. They bring this somewhere to their new home and, in so doing, create something new. The resulting meal, like the resulting country, is all the better for it. The Immigrant Cookbook is a vital reminder and celebration of these two stories.
Reading the recipes in this beautiful book, I felt like I was listening to a language that could help bridge every divide.
This is a powerful, important and delicious cookbook which everyone should own. Roots cooking at its finest.